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Matera: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

1. Matera: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

Discover the beautiful frescoes in the Crypt of the Original Sin with an included ticket and transfer from Matera. Learn about the history of this ancient cave and its captivating art with an audio guide. Meet your driver at the meeting point in Matera, then drive for approximately 20 minutes to the crypt in an air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival, enter the natural cave and prepare to be amazed by rock paintings that date from the 8th century. See various depictions of biblical scenes, including the one of Adam and Eve that gives the crypt its name. Hear how the cave was used as a church by Benedictine monks, and find out how the frescos showcase typical properties of Benedictine art at the time. After your tour of the crypt, you'll return to Matera and be dropped off at the original meeting point.

Matera: Walking Tour with Entry to Cave House and Rock Crypt

2. Matera: Walking Tour with Entry to Cave House and Rock Crypt

A priceless treasure of the verdant Basilicata region, Matera is the area's stone masterpiece and stands in all its beauty on high ground. Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1993 as a testament to its uniqueness, it preserves structures that are all one-of-a-kind, the famous "Sassi." These are distributed in two areas called "Caveoso" and "Barisano" that offer incredible views of the area but are in themselves of great uniqueness and interest given their thousand-year history and architecture. During this visit you will have the chance to discover a Cave House and a Rock Crypt dug into the rock and on 3 different levels. Passing through the Central Square that offers a beautiful view of the Sassi, you will have a crescendo of wonders and emotions going up to the Civita and the Cathedral that dominates the city from above. The walking tour ends in the heart of the Sasso Caveoso, which with its picturesque caves has many times provided spaces for various film productions such as Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ," or 007's No Time to Die in which James Bond is played by Daniel Craig. An enjoyable guided walking tour conducted at the right cadence to enjoy the best of Matera with a 100% local guide.

Matera: Walking tour with entries in Cave House and Church

3. Matera: Walking tour with entries in Cave House and Church

At first glance, Matera looks like any small Italian town, but in few steps from Baroque Churches and boutiques you will discover the very special place called Sassi, where the peaple lived from Neolithic Period until the 50 th of the last centuary. Join your local and expert guide in the center of the city where this fascinating tour of Sassi will begin. Learn about its unique history and evolution. Discover rupestrian stuctures, stroll the narrow lanes and gain the deeper understanding of how this town, once called the "shame of Italy" , is now a UNESCO - world heritage. Have an oportunity to visit a cave house and an ancient rupestrian church with entiries included in price, to discover and understand how the simple peaple lived in Sassi for many centuaries. Admire the panoramic view of the Murgia Materana Park from the balconies and learn about the origins of Matera, one ot the oldest Cities in the world.

Matera: Casa Noha Entry Ticket

4. Matera: Casa Noha Entry Ticket

Enhance your experience in Matera with an entry ticket to Casa Noha. Watch the history of this ancient city unfold through an insightful multimedia project. Step inside the historical house of Casa Noha and embark on an audio-visual tour of Matera as you move from room to room. Immerse yourself in the city's long history, from its prehistoric origins to its periods of prosperity. View the city of Matera in context, understanding its ancient roots, architecture, and landscapes. After your visit to Casa Noha, explore the city with a new perspective.

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I'm glad I saw this. It was very interesting. The video was a little bit long though. We were seated on rocks and it was hard to sit still that long. But, I'm glad I went.